Mr. IVFA

Rules set forth to select the Mr. IVFA recipient.
  1. The Mr. IVFA committee shall use all deliberative powers at their disposal to elect a person, whom has done the most, in their opinion to further and benefit all aims and projects of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association as well as the Fire Service of Indiana as a whole.
  2. The committee may ask for letters of recommendation if they so desire, but in all cases they shall become a guide only and not a directive in the selection of any recipient. The number of letters sent in for any one individual or the mention of other community activities may be considered on the selection of same recipient. They may disregard all letters and suggestions if they so desire and pick a person of their choice. All decisions and judgements of this committee are final and binding.
  3. The minutes and happenings of all committee meetings will remain secretive. Each member of this committee must do all in their power to make this possible.
  4. The committee shall have all names recommended for consideration on hand by midnight February 1st (1) of the year recipient is being selected. NO names will be added after this date. They shall find time to deliberate until a selection has been made. If deliberations are required before this time, they shall do that also. This name shall remain a secret until the time it is to be announced at the presentation and the inscribe plate on the trophy revealed.
  5. All Mr. IVFA committee members are to be assembled for the presentation of the Mr. IVFA award.
Past Winners

1960 - Robert Hutson
1961 - Bert Moser
1962 - Ralph Israel
1963 - C.A. "Red" Henderson
1964 - Garland "Shorty" Kiefer
1965 - Andy Vanwinkle
1966 - Ralph Hertle
1967 - Duane Lantz
1968 - Edmund Weaver
1969 - Verne Konopasek
1970 - Egar Nigg
1971 - Paul Fairfield
1972 - Charles "Butch" McGill
1973 - Charles Bogden
1974 - Gilmer Boaz
1975 - Ivan Bousman
1976 - Robert Esserman
1977 - Carlos Jefferies
1978 - L. Norman Crocker
1979 - John "Jack" T. Ford
1980 - Conrad Tucker
1981 - Sam Bower
1982 - Douglas Bechtel
1983 - William "Bill" Howe
1984 - Harold "Gene" Stofer
1985 - William "Bill" Engle
1986 - William "Bill" Goodwin
1987 - Carl Davis
1988 - Carl Bruns

1989 - James Parker
1990 - Toddy Michl
1991 - Charles "Tug" Sutton
1992 - Bill Bush
1993 - Don Johnson, Sr.
1994 - John Johnson
1995 - Larry Ketchum
1996 - Charles Baker
1997 - Jack Kerney
1998 - Bob Myers
1999 - Lawrence Swartz
2000 - Mitch Parish
2001 - William Kinsey
2002 - David Israel
2003 - Mort Sorg
2004 - Alfred Mendel
2005 - LeMoyne Koehler
2006 - Ivan Nevil
2007 - Harold Capper
2008 - Jack Harker
2009 - Jack Zeeks
2010 - Ed Scheele
2011 - Larry Bartlow
2012 - Richard "Dick" Glant
2013 - Jim Bradford
2014 - Jean Smith
2015 - Ski Gerdowsky
2016 - Sam Emery
2017 - Lloyd Wright